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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

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for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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woman in a shoe   in reply to fikira
As of right now there no resources that helps with anything to do with a car. All we can do is give u information where u mite get help
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I'm a single mother who have a daughter with down syndrome and we have been unable to get my car fixed do financial crisis we need the car for payment to the doctor for if she get sick at school I will not have a way to get her it a 1992 toyota
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woman in a shoe   in reply to littlelacie
He should know to go for what he went though the first of the year he still going to a Dr on that he was just at that Dr 2 weeks ago and they told if anything started to act up come in right away well he want go
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littlelacie   in reply to woman in a shoe
Ok, will pray for you. I never seen a man that would go to a doctor when you try to get them to. Prayers.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to littlelacie
Hi not doing good today worryed about my boyfriend he almost die this year. Today when I got up he was doing what he was doing the first of the year he just came by where I work he looks like he did back than. And he want listen to me I told him this morning to go to the drs and he want do it. If he goes in the hospital I am along and Its bad where I live. And I talk to one of my sons a few hours ago and told him what's going on he told me he want be able to come down and stay with me like before so please keep me in your prays I will keep u update on this I mite not be able to get on wed he don't like me on here will let u know thur
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littlelacie   in reply to Sbo..
you are very welcome, sorry I was not able to help.
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Sbo..   in reply to littlelacie
Ok thanks alot for your time
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littlelacie   in reply to Sbo..
I'm sorry, I did not know you lived outside the United States. We only know resources inside the US.
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Sbo..   in reply to littlelacie
Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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littlelacie   in reply to Sbo..
Hi, so sorry to hear about your mom's problems with her house. If you can give me your city,state and county, I will see if I can locate any assistance. Do not post your address or phone number or email on the internet, just city,county,state. Thanks.
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Im in desperate need of help after losing my home in a fire. I can't afford my rent and im being evicted. Please Help!
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Hi I'm in need for someone to help repair my mom's house roof, it's been leeking since 2010 and some of the furniture is damaged by the rain.

I'd be very glad if one of you who is reading is touched and willing to help.
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orangeeyes   in reply to Xamot
I will look up resources for you.
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I am in desperate need of help. I have no electric or water. I have exhausted all my options. No one seems able or willing to help. Please, I beg,someone HELP!!!
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please help , the University is ready to lock me out... 0810154858..Email
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Please help me I am very much in need now. Very complicated situation that is slowly killing me. Please I am knocking at your doors. I just want to have a fresh start A new life. I promise to be of service to people who will be able to help me. And in time i am committed to pay back these people. I am begging please.
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Raffy   in reply to littlelacie
I was just hoping that someone out there can re post our appeal to all their friends and maybe some kind heart will answer our appeal for assistance, by making nay donations for our daughters operAtion- but just the same THANK YOU
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littlelacie   in reply to miricleshappen
the person you wrote to has not been on here for years. I'm sorry we have no cash on this site to give to anyone. People in this world are still good and care about others, even if they are not able to give them money.
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littlelacie   in reply to Raffy
You posted to someone that has not been on this site for years. We do not have any cash on this site to give to anyone. We can only tell people of resources that might be able to help. We do not know of any resources outside the US.
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sonshinesas   in reply to Why?
That's a really old article, 2010, not sure why they don't remove it among others that are out of date and provide no help.
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